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I was wondering if anyone has installed one of those cheap head units into their Sky? I found one on the Solstice site, but he did not post an install, but rather a problem with sound. He did have pictures. I just thought maybe someone here has done it, with the additional wiring harness keeping all the factory functions into a monsoon system.

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I am working on an Atoto A6, but haven't actually installed it yet. I have the steering wheel controls working with a spare steering wheel, but the Atoto doesn't have a CAN input so I haven't decided how I want to do the alert and turn signal sounds. I have verified that the camera inputs function properly as do the Bluetooth, USB and microSD inputs. I didn't expect problems with those, but am testing them anyway while I have it on the bench.

I bought a set of connectors to splice into the harness that comes with the radio, to make a plug-in installation. I have a Monsoon System, so I also have a set of RCA to flying lead cables for the pre-amp outputs that will take care of the sound problem that he had at first.

I didn't like the faceplate adapters that were available, so I have designed my own that incorporates the extra USB ports, aux audio and video inputs, my seat heater switches, the traction control button, and the passenger seat belt/airbag indicator.

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I bought a set of connectors to splice into the harness that comes with the radio, to make a plug-in installation. I have a Monsoon System, so I also have a set of RCA to flying lead cables for the pre-amp outputs that will take care of the sound problem that he had at first.
JR, I assume you know this (but just in case ) - the inputs to the Monsoon amp are balanced, both at ~5v at rest IIRC. So a regular ground+signal RCA output may work, but only get 1/2 the volume. You might want to check that first too, before you install.

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JR, I assume you know this (but just in case ) - the inputs to the Monsoon amp are balanced, both at ~5v at rest IIRC. So a regular ground+signal RCA output may work, but only get 1/2 the volume. You might want to check that first too, before you install.
That's on the list to verify. Unfortunately it can only be checked after most of the work involved in the installation has been completed, or at least committed to. It would be handy to have a radio that can be removed from the front without major disassembly.

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I am working on an Atoto A6, but haven't actually installed it yet. I have the steering wheel controls working with a spare steering wheel, but the Atoto doesn't have a CAN input so I haven't decided how I want to do the alert and turn signal sounds. I have verified that the camera inputs function properly as do the Bluetooth, USB and microSD inputs. I didn't expect problems with those, but am testing them anyway while I have it on the bench.

I bought a set of connectors to splice into the harness that comes with the radio, to make a plug-in installation. I have a Monsoon System, so I also have a set of RCA to flying lead cables for the pre-amp outputs that will take care of the sound problem that he had at first.

I didn't like the faceplate adapters that were available, so I have designed my own that incorporates the extra USB ports, aux audio and video inputs, my seat heater switches, the traction control button, and the passenger seat belt/airbag indicator.
If you get around to some pics, that would be great as well. Thanks

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I installed a Kenwood in mine with some add-ons that allowed all of the steering wheel controls to work.
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If you get around to some pics, that would be great as well. Thanks
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Extremely nice looking job. Well done!
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Extremely nice looking job. Well done!
Thanks. Unfortunately it looks better in pictures than in person, so I have some more finishing to do to get a true piano-black finish.

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